Quotes of the day

posted at 10:51 pm on December 5, 2013 by Allahpundit

The National Republican Congressional Committee wants to make sure there are no Todd Akin-style gaffes next year, so it’s meeting with top aides of sitting Republicans to teach them what to say — or not to say — on the trail, especially when their boss is running against a woman.

Speaker John Boehner is serious, too. His own top aides met recently with Republican staff to discuss how lawmakers should talk to female constituents.

“Let me put it this way, some of these guys have a lot to learn,” said a Republican staffer who attended the session in Boehner’s office.

There have been “multiple sessions” with the NRCC where aides to incumbents were schooled in “messaging against women opponents,” one GOP aide said.

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that some Republican members of Congress just aren’t very sensitive when it comes to women’s issues.

He confirmed that he has personally tried to help his party get better at talking to women.

“I try to get them to be a little more sensitive,” he said. “You know, you look around the Congress and there are a lot more females in the Democratic caucus then in the Republican caucus, and some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be.”

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Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes, a senior House Republican eyeing a powerful committee chairmanship, is causing friction with some of his colleagues by pushing the House GOP campaign arm to deny support for some of the party’s gay congressional candidates.

Forbes has waged a lengthy crusade to convince his colleagues and the National Republican Congressional Committee brass they shouldn’t back some gay candidates. His efforts on Capitol Hill were described to POLITICO by more than a half-dozen sources with direct knowledge of the talks.

The issue is particularly acute because House Republicans have two promising openly gay candidates in 2014 vying for seats held by Democrats. Richard Tisei, who narrowly lost to Democratic Rep. John Tierney in 2012, is running again in northeastern Massachusetts. And in San Diego, Carl DeMaio, a former city councilman, is trying to knock off Democratic Rep. Scott Peters…

Asked about Boehner’s policy toward gay candidates, an aide pointed to several contributions the Ohio Republican made to Tisei during the past election cycle. Boehner also visited Boston to raise money for Tisei during the summer of 2012.

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House Speaker John Boehner announced his support for out gay House candidates in a morning news conference Thursday, a move that prompted some support from LGBT groups but also some raised eyebrows from House Democrats.

Asked if he supports efforts by the Republican Party to support gay candidates running for House seats, Boehner replied, “I do.”

A gay House Democrat and one of the leading LGBT allies in the House, though, questioned the value of Boehner’s support. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, an out gay, first-term Democrat in New York, told BuzzFeed, “Talk is cheap — it does little good to support gay candidates if you’re willing to fire gay Americans,” a reference to Boehner’s stated opposition to bringing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to a vote in the House…

“You either want Republicans to win, or you don’t — it’s as simple as that. Apparently, Congressman Forbes does not. Thankfully, the real GOP leaders in the House know how to pick winners, and their money is on Richard Tisei and Carl DeMaio,” [Log Cabin Republican] executive director Gregory Angelo said. “Speaker Boehner gets it: He wants to win. The only loser in all of this is Rep. Forbes, who has been smoked out as an out-of-touch, intra-party saboteur.”

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The NRCC is right not to get involved in picking primary winners — that’s for the voters to decide. Period.

But the NRCC’s job is to get the nominees elected. Period. So when Forbes says he won’t say whether the NRCC would support a particular nominee, he’s hinting that the voters had best “chose wisely” if they want their candidate to receive NRCC support.

So the way I read this is, Forbes wants to post a “No Gays Allowed” sign in front of the House GOP caucus.

Rather than go on and on about how stupid that is, I’ll just borrow Stacy McCain’s formulation again: You don’t build a winning coalition by a process of subtraction.

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Dire Straits on December 6, 2013 at 2:07 AM

we can always go with this.

uncommon sense on December 6, 2013 at 2:21 AM

Or maybe they should play this when the Messiah gives a speech?

uncommon sense on December 6, 2013 at 2:25 AM

Hello…

uncommon sense on December 6, 2013 at 2:38 AM

Are these lyrics real?

http://youtu.be/NKiePbTcAfY

Nelson Mandela sang about killing whites?

This is SICK, if true.

bluegill on December 6, 2013 at 2:56 AM

Haven’t those pesky women got homes to clean, or something?

OldEnglish on December 6, 2013 at 3:01 AM

Malkin has a brutal story on how the leftist.crats at hhs have put the doc on the hook for unpaid bills.

you see…barry care gives people three months of no payment to get their policy canceled. The insurance company is on the hook for the first month and the docs are on the hook for the last two months.

so a doc could be treating someone,and the guy stiffs him the bills.

that’s the definition of free healthcare rightla? Just stiff the doc \and the hospitals…that’s ok right,after all the docs are the parasites making money off of sick people

after all, i’m just getting back the money that the haves have stolen from the oppressed over hundreds of year

i deserve this…i am beautiful

r keller on December 6, 2013 at 3:10 AM

haha.. Not that anyone cares, because they really don’t. Who does or should? Don’t let the door hit my fat ass on the way out, right? I might have to quit Hotair if MKH keeps posting misty-eyed recollections of South African commies and the Hotair site itself keeps directing me to links with pay walls. The latter I could almost excuse if it weren’t for the former, but she sure is purty or something, right?

Corporal Tunnel on December 6, 2013 at 3:21 AM

‘The War on Bacon’ was the most laughable thing ever on ye olde Hotair.

Corporal Tunnel on December 6, 2013 at 3:23 AM

Etran Finatawa – Matinfa

Because the Blues were born in the desert…not the Delta

kcewa on December 6, 2013 at 3:24 AM

haha.. Not that anyone cares, because they really don’t. Who does or should? Don’t let the door hit my fat ass on the way out, right? I might have to quit Hotair if MKH keeps posting misty-eyed recollections of South African commies and the Hotair site itself keeps directing me to links with pay walls. The latter I could almost excuse if it weren’t for the former, but she sure is purty or something, right?
Corporal Tunnel on December 6, 2013 at 3:21 AM

I agree.

I want HotAir to improve, and I don’t want to leave.

Be careful. It seems like MKH can be quick with the ban hammer. She threatened banning in one of her first official threads when commenters criticized people described in the story she was discussing.

bluegill on December 6, 2013 at 3:24 AM

It seems like MKH can be quick with the ban hammer.

Duly noted. She should never ban for disagreement. I wasn’t personally attacking her, by the way. I’m sure she’s a great human being, mother, etc. I was only mocking the attitude of some of her admirers. Cheers!

Corporal Tunnel on December 6, 2013 at 3:42 AM

Sparky Straits was here.

SparkPlug on December 6, 2013 at 3:45 AM

Duly noted. She should never ban for disagreement. I wasn’t personally attacking her, by the way. I’m sure she’s a great human being, mother, etc. I was only mocking the attitude of some of her admirers. Cheers!
Corporal Tunnel on December 6, 2013 at 3:42 AM

I have to watch what I say, too.

Allah and Ed seem quite lenient when it comes to allowing criticism, to their credit. Maybe MKH has relaxed a bit with regard to that in the last several months. Let’s hope.

Anyway, I definitely agree with the sentiments you expressed regarding Mandela

bluegill on December 6, 2013 at 4:53 AM

OT: the lsm is praising obama for remembering mandela and all I heard was I I I I I when he was talking about him….

seriously????

he’s definitely heading to south africa and probably W and Bubba will be going as well…

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 5:13 AM

Obama: Health care problems don’t reflect on management style

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/barack-obama-affordable-care-act-obamacare-health-care-management-style-100759.html#ixzz2mgngW5mb

LOL what a crock!

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 5:28 AM

so once again msdnc has no problem that obama lied about knowing his uncle…took Jay Carney’s response with no questions asked…

unstinkingbelievable….

if a GOP did this the 24/7 outrage that a president lied to the american people….

cripe…

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 5:41 AM

Obama is making a much bigger deal about Mandela’s death than he did about Margaret Thatcher passing.

bluegill on December 6, 2013 at 5:57 AM

bluegill on December 6, 2013 at 5:57 AM

yepper and the lsm is following suit

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 6:03 AM

mj crew wants to make sure that everyone knew that reagan and america was not always against apartheid…

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 6:09 AM

OT: the lsm is praising obama for remembering mandela and all I heard was I I I I I when he was talking about him….

seriously????

he’s definitely heading to south africa and probably W and Bubba will be going as well…

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 5:13 AM

He’s a gift that keeps on giving!

‘Next step — selfies’: Narcissist in chief keeps it about him on day of Mandela’s death

Anti-Control on December 6, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! And, Trolls.

“Lies. That’s all I ever get from you.” – The Knickerbockers, 1966

My take: Obama Lied About Living With His Uncle…and Just About Everything Else.

kingsjester on December 6, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Anti-Control on December 6, 2013 at 6:30 AM

perfect….

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 6:32 AM

kingsjester on December 6, 2013 at 6:30 AM

bloody infuriating…and the lsm has no problem with it….meh

morning KJ

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 6:35 AM

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 6:35 AM

Mornin’, Ma’am!

Yes, it is.

kingsjester on December 6, 2013 at 6:39 AM

poor tingles, his interview gets less than 2 minutes of air time on morning joe this am…

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 6:39 AM

Obama is making a much bigger deal about Mandela’s death than he did about Margaret Thatcher passing.

bluegill on December 6, 2013 at 5:57 AM

Rightly so. Thatcher divided people and caused suffering. Mandela united people and eased their suffering.

lostmotherland on December 6, 2013 at 6:45 AM

lostmotherland on December 6, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Isn’t it painful, pulling stupid observations like that out of a place where the sun never shines?

It certainly makes our heads hurt due to their stupidity.

kingsjester on December 6, 2013 at 6:50 AM

poor tingles, his interview gets less than 2 minutes of air time on morning joe this am…

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 6:39 AM

And by Monday, nobody will care except those poor children forced to endure a 12-hour day practicing and performing The Nutcracker because Obama demanded that the interview be done in front of an audience of young stupid college students.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Rightly so. Thatcher divided people and caused suffering. Mandela united people and eased their
suffering.
lostmotherland on December 6, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Especially when he inspired black faces to kill white farmer faces.

Murphy9 on December 6, 2013 at 7:03 AM

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 6:39 AM

the highlight was the follow up segment, with the pulitzer putz having to admit that obama hadn’t done such a great job on the “front end”

renalin on December 6, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Rightly so. Thatcher divided people and caused suffering. Mandela united people and eased their suffering.

lostmotherland on December 6, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Wow! Talk about revisionist propaganda. Mandela wasn’t a saint. His alliance with the Soviet Union and Cuba made American support problematic. When he was arrested in 1964, the ANC was in the midst of planning a bombing campaign against hospitals and schools so he was a terrorist as well.

And the transition of South Africa in the 1990s was as much the product of others efforts as it was that of Mandela who had become a symbol of apartheid. It was truly a remarkable transition but one that was the result of many not just one man. And as to easing suffering, you do realize the problem the nation has with AIDs, right?

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 7:07 AM

the highlight was the follow up segment, with the pulitzer putz having to admit that obama hadn’t done such a great job on the “front end”

renalin on December 6, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Well he couldn’t be critical about the “back end.” It doesn’t exist yet.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 7:08 AM

Indeed HN

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 7:08 AM

Yepper Renalin

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 7:09 AM

Is there anything that you will miss from prison?
Brokaw to Mandela right after his release

Seriously? What kind of question is that?

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 7:29 AM

Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes, a senior House Republican eyeing a powerful committee chairmanship, is causing friction with some of his colleagues by pushing the House GOP campaign arm to deny support for some of the party’s gay congressional candidates.

How many people here and on liberal websites completely ingored or missed the part in bold?

My guess? Damn near everyone.

DethMetalCookieMonst on December 6, 2013 at 7:41 AM

This should brighten the mood of all you guys hating the MSM coverage on Mandala.

State exchanges hitting data snags, too

M

any of these 14 states and the District of Columbia have been eager to tout the success of their own exchanges compared with the bungled federal portal, but they now appear to be worrying about back-end problems similar to those afflicting HealthCare.gov.

nsurers in Kentucky and New York, for example, say they’ve received flawed 834 enrollment forms from their local exchanges, though the extent of the errors is unclear. Washington state has already had to correct thousands of 834s with faulty information about federal tax credits.

Several state exchanges waited until late last month to even start sending application data to insurers, meaning potential errors haven’t had much time to surface.

At the least, these issues run counter to the popular storyline: that states’ enrollment systems have vastly outperformed the Obama administration’s effort. At the worst, they could endanger coverage for thousands of people who think they’re already enrolled for the start of 2014.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/obamacare-state-exchanges-technical-glitches-100757.html#ixzz2mhKxSliR

kcewa on December 6, 2013 at 7:44 AM

Msdnc bashing Reagan for not supporting anti apartheid movement
I think we found their meme of the day

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 7:47 AM

Msdnc bashing Reagan for not supporting anti apartheid movement
I think we found their meme of the day

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 7:47 AM

As if supporting or not supporting the anti-aprtheid movement was that clear cut an issue in the 1980s. Not the idea of rejecting apartheid but that is a different thing than the United States meddling in what was an internal South African issue and taking sides with a certain group against the diplomatically recognized government.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 8:01 AM

Obama couldn’t be bothered to even send a delegation to Thatcher’s funeral but he’s going to go all out for a socialist terrorist. Go figure.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 8:02 AM

HN…..yup brokaw try to quash the bashing just because of that….but msdnc will do anything to get a dig at a gop methinks

cmsinaz on December 6, 2013 at 8:13 AM

My take: Obama Lied About Living With His Uncle…and Just About Everything Else.

kingsjester on December 6, 2013 at 6:30 AM

…you always keep it current.. as far as your topics kj…I like that!

KOOLAID2 on December 6, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes, a senior House Republican eyeing a powerful committee chairmanship, is causing friction with some of his colleagues by pushing the House GOP campaign arm to deny support for some of the party’s gay congressional candidates.

How many people here and on liberal websites completely ingored or missed the part in bold?

My guess? Damn near everyone.

DethMetalCookieMonst on December 6, 2013 at 7:41 AM

And your point? He is still targeting people because they are gay, and in a way that is particularly stupid, since Carl DeMaio and Richard Tisei stand good chances of winning their districts for the GOP. Another way of stating this is that Randy Forbes is helping Nancy Pelosi.

thuja on December 6, 2013 at 8:30 AM

KOOLAID2 on December 6, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Thank you, my friend!

kingsjester on December 6, 2013 at 8:37 AM

“Hey, toots. Nice set of cans there. I’d appreciate your vote”

Paul-Cincy on December 5, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Sounds more like a Smokin’ Joe Biden quote to me. :)

IrishEyes on December 5, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Ha. It does!

“You can’t work at a Hooters without a nice rack. And some of them, with those T-shirts on, with their hot, tight bodies, I mean, you got a red-blooded American girl next door, who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking gal, I mean, that’s a storybook, man. I mean it. I’m serious. It’s the truth. I’m not joking.” — Biden

Paul-Cincy on December 6, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 8:02 AM

It’s a disgrace. Snubbing the Brits was low. Zero is the pettiest and lowest creature on earth.

dogsoldier on December 6, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Be careful. It seems like MKH can be quick with the ban hammer. She threatened banning in one of her first official threads when commenters criticized people described in the story she was discussing.

bluegill on December 6, 2013 at 3:24 AM

…and she had her naive azz handed to her, derisively, ever since, except for a few who get one…just thinking of her.

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lostfu*kerland is as stupid as ever.

Go find a ditch to die in.
lostmotherland on December 21, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Why are you still here, you swine?

Schadenfreude on December 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM

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